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Date:   Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:42:38 -0800
From:   Andi Kleen <>
To:     Andreas Dilger <>
Cc:     Andi Kleen <>, Theodore Ts'o <>,
        Tahsin Erdogan <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
        linux-fsdevel <>,
        linux-ext4 <>
Subject: Re: regression: 4.13 cannot follow symlinks on some ext3 fs

> Sure, but not many people are going to be running a 4.14 kernel with
> a 2007 system.  

It's not just root, but any disk. People could well have 10 year old

> Could you please run the updated find command to see
> whether this is an isolated case, or if it is a common case:
> find / -type l -size -60c -print0 | xargs -0r ls -dils | awk '$2 != 0 { print }'

Pretty much all symlinks on / hit it. / has 1278 symlinks total, and 
1218 match the line above.


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